Riverside Primary School and Nursery

Learn, Achieve, Aspire

Google Translate
Google Search

Get in touch

Contact Details


Welcome to Hawthorn Class!


See below for an update on everything we have been up to this term!


Key information

Homework: Homework is handed out on a Friday and due back the following Thursday. 

Reading: Children should read every night and an adult must sign their reading record in the box provided.

PE: PE is timetabled in for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. However, we suggest bringing PE kit in on a Monday and taking it home on a Friday to make sure it is always there when we need it!


Any questions - just ask!

Mrs Shakespeare



SAT's Update!

Thank you all for attending our information evening in the Autumn Term and in turn purchasing the sets of revision guides to help your children practice at home to be the most prepared they can be for their upcoming exams.


If you would still like to purchase a set of guides please come to see me before Friday 1st February so I can place the order. Thank you. 




Date Activity
Monday 13 May 2019   English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019   English reading
Wednesday 15 May 2019    Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019   Mathematics paper 3


We are regularly completing practice papers and if you would like further details about scaled scores and your child's current attainment please pop by at the end of the day and I am happy to share regular updates and targets with you. 

Picture 1

January 2019


Wow - what a month!


We began the term  learning how to write a radio news report in English. We learnt all about the Space Race and Neil Armstrong's firs steps on the moon. After that, we researched Tim Peake's time on the International Space Station. Following this, we planned and wrote our own story titled 'The Mysterious Portal'. Have a look at a few brilliant examples in the photos section!


Maths lessons this term have seen us delve deeply into the world of decimals, percentages and fractions! We can now confidently convert between them - brilliant!


Our topic in Science this half term has been about classifying living organisms. We have looked primarily at animals and we have learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates. Did you know a spider is classified as an 'insect' because it has more than 6 legs. It is, in fact, an Arachnid! We have also learnt about micro-organisms (microbes) and were shocked to discover that they are living! We carried out a scientific investigation of the micro-organism yeast looking at what food it prefers 'eating': sugar, salt, coffee, rice or oil. Our results consisted of looking how much Carbon Dioxide was released.


In PE, we are currently exploring 'dance through the decades'. So far, we have looked at the 1950s Hand Jive and next week we will be having a go at 1960s style dance! Just ask to see our moves :)


Well done Hawthorn - keep it up!